Espejos de Palabra. La Voz Secreta de La Mujer En La Poesía Española de Posguerra (1939-1959) (VARIA)
visión de conjunto:Críticas Jason Webster's Violencia is as opinionated as it is fascinating. Even on periods that I know well I found it illuminating and always provocative. Moreover as is to be expected from the man who writes such intriguing crime novels it is beautifully written and extremely witty (Paul Preston)Violencia is a thrilling page-turning adventure that spans the glittering expanse of Spanish history. Webster travels the horizon of Spain with the head-on confidence of the insider who has lived his subject deftly bringing to life the grandeur tragedy and mystery of the country which continues to the shape the identity of Europe and the world beyond (Jason Elliot)A provocative and entertaining trot through the paradoxes of Spanish history and contains much interesting information (Literary Review)Webster has produced what is destined to be a hotly-debated narrative of the land he knows so well (History of Way)Violencia examines Spain from prehistory to the present. It is a delightfully engaging read and a good introduction to Spain's turbulent history (The Times) Reseña del editor Spain has never worked as a democracy. Throughout the country's history only one system of government has ever enjoyed any real success: dictatorship and the use of violence.Violence in fact is what Spain is made of lying at the heart of its culture and identity far more so than any other western European nation. For well over a thousand years the country has only ever been forged and then been held together through the use of aggression - brutal merciless terror and warfare directed against its own people. Without it the country breaks apart and Spain ceases to exist - a fact that recent events in Barcelona confirm. Authoritarianism is the Spanish default setting.Yet Spain has produced many of the most important artists and thinkers in the Western world from Cervantes author of the first modern novel to Goya the first modern painter. Much of Western artistic expression in fact from the Picaresque to Cubism would be unthinkable without the Spanish contribution. This unique national genius however does not exist despite Spain's violent backdrop; it is in fact born out of it. Indeed Spain's genius and violent nature go hand in hand locked together in a macabre elaborate dance. This is the country's tragedy.La Violencia unveils this truth for the first time exposing the bloody heart of Spain - from its origins in the ancient past to the Civil War and the current crisis in Catalonia. La Violencia will be in the tradition of those books which come to define our understanding of a country. Contraportada 'A provocative and entertaining trot through the paradoxes of Spanish history' Literary Review Spain is often overlooked as a mere tourist destination. Yet we ignore events there at our peril for a long view of the country's history reveals how it has shaped the Western world by presaging everything from the Crusades to the European Renaissance Western colonialism the Second World War and the Cold War.This truth has never before been grasped however because Spain is a Cassandra country. As with Troy's prophetess so Spain's prescience is doomed to be ignored - not only by her neighbours but also by her own people.Today Spain has returned to the headlines because she is once again caught in an ancient pattern of deciding through civil conflict whether to remain united or splinter into many parts. We speak of the Spanish Civil War as if there had only ever been one yet every century in Spanish history has seen bloody engagement each time over intractable questions about national identity.Violencia tells the colourful and highly engaging story of the country from its very beginnings to the present day by combining decades of research with personal anecdote. The book uncovers for the first time not only underlying shapes of Spanish history which are in danger of being repeated but also the previously unacknowledged fact that events in the country have long predicted developments in the West. It is a must read for anyone wishing to understand Spain and a complex and changing world.'Illuminating and always provocative' Paul Preston'A thrilling page-turning adventure' Jason Elliot Biografía del autor Jason Webster is a writer and columnist for the Spanish El Asombrario newspaper. He is the highly acclaimed author of a dozen books of fiction and non-fiction about Spain which have been translated into over fifteen languages including the international bestseller Duende and Guerra. He is married to the Spanish flamenco dancer Salud.